Prime Minister Narendra Modi has posted the first photo of the new union cabinet, from its first meeting which was held on Friday just a day after being sworn in at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Shared on his official Instagram account, the photo shows a delightfully-lit wood-paneled room with the ministers seated on a semi-circular table. The Prime Minister is at seat-of-eminence, flanked on both sides by his ministers. At the other end, below the vantage point are the senior-most officers of the country, including the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.
In his caption, the Prime Minister writes:
"First Cabinet meeting.
This is a team that will work hard to deliver. In the first meeting itself, we took many decisions for the welfare of farmers, traders and youngsters."
Seated on the PM's left (in order):
Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah
Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers DV Sadananda Gowda
Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan
Minister of Law and Justice; Communications; and Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad
Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot
Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'
Minister of Women and Child Development and Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani
Seated on the PM's right (in order):
Minister of Defence Raj Nath Singh
Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari
Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman
Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; Minister of Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar
Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Minister of External Affairs Subhramanyam Jaishankar
Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda